Art History, Artists, On this day...

On this day… died Harriet Powers

Hi everyone, let’s start this 2020 remembering the African American slave and folk artist Harriet Powers. She is famous for being a quilt maker who used traditional appliqué (ornamental needlework) techniques to record local legends, biblical stories or astronomical events on her quilts. Harriet Powers in 1901 (Photo credit: Wikimedia commons) Unfortunately, only two of… Continue reading On this day… died Harriet Powers

Art, Artists, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Uemura Shoen?

Uemura Shoen was the pseudonym of Uemura Tsune, an important artist in Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period Japanese painting. To those who are not familiar with the history of Japan, the Meiji period starts at late 19th century and the Taisho and Showa cover almost all 20th century. Daughter Miyuki by Uemura Shoen -… Continue reading Who was Uemura Shoen?

Art, Impressionism, Painters, Who was/is

La grande dame de l’Impressionnisme

Today’s post is very special for me, because it is about my favourite woman artist: Berthe Morisot. If you follow the blog for a while, you already know it, as you know that she is the reason why I created the blog. Berthe Morisot was born in 1841 in Bourges, a city in central France,… Continue reading La grande dame de l’Impressionnisme

Art, Art History

Odalisques

Odalisques are one of the best-known representations of eastern women. During the 19th century with the artistic movement known as Orientalism, the odalisques became a common figure especially in erotic paintings. These painters depicted the odalisques as women of exotic beauty, half-naked and in sensual poses. Probably the first image that comes to our mind… Continue reading Odalisques